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February 13, 2017

Kuy People of Thailand the elephant hunters of Southeast Asia

Kuy People of Thailand the elephant hunters of Southeast Asia     The Kuy are an indigenous ethnic group of Southeast Asia, their native lands roughly straddle the boarders of Laos, Cambodia and Thailand, their numbers in the latter (2006) were put at 400,000, the majority, live in the Isan provinces of Surin, Buriram, Srisaket and Ubon Ratchathani. 50,000 Kuy[…]

October 11, 2016

China the worlds new Ugly Americans

Are today’s Chinese tourists simply Ugly Americans?   “Ugly American” is a derogatory  term used to refer to perceptions of loud, arrogant, demeaning, thoughtless, ignorant, and ethnocentric behavior of American citizens mainly abroad, but also at home. Although the term is usually associated with or applied to travelers and tourists, it also applies to U.S. corporate[…]

July 14, 2016

Kill or Cure

Where once the west scoffed at these ancient practices, many people in Thailand still look to some of these centuries old remedies to cure all manner of ailments, listed here are the most common that can be found in and around Asia, including Thailand and those that could be “Coming Soon to a[…]

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